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2022 District Highlights

What is Orange Shirt Day?

September 28, 2022
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools. On September 30 and throughout Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sept. 26-30), Canadians wear orange to symbolize the stripping away of culture, freedom, and self-esteem experienced... read more

Truth and Reconciliation Week

September 26, 2022
Today marks the beginning of Truth and Reconciliation Week across Canada in honour of the survivors of residential schools and the children who never returned home.  Students in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will spend the week learning more about this history, through books, virtual events, and... read more

Heading back to school after 13 years

September 20, 2022
Thirteen years after missing his high school graduation, Paulo Calla decided it was time to take the leap and get his diploma. There was just one thing stopping him: Social Studies 11. “Just hearing the words ‘social studies’ makes me tired,” said the 30-year-old Port Coquitlam resident. Considering how... read more

Maple Ridge student wins bronze at Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Championship

July 7, 2022
A Thomas Haney Secondary student is updating his resume after winning third place at the 2022 Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Championship last month. Kalib Soltesz, who is going into Grade 11 in September, took bronze in the Word competition, besting thousands of contestants from across the country.  “I... read more

Go Green Together campaign helps reduce SD42’s carbon footprint

June 22, 2022
Students and teachers in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District found new ways to reduce their environmental footprint as part of the Go Green Together Campaign. Alexandra Tudose, the district’s manager of energy and environmental sustainability, said for the month of April students reduced packaging in their... read more
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